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Setting Up iPad Data Plans

Setting Up iPad Data Plans

Following is instructions for setting up  AT&T and Verizon data plans for your new iPad.

Follow these steps to set up your new AT&T Cellular Data account:

1. Tap Settings > Cellular Data > View Account:

Cellular Data settings

2. The Cellular Data Account management window loads. Enter information or select an option in the following sections and tap Next when you are finished:

Cellular Data account

User Information

Enter your first and last name and your phone number.

Login Information

Enter an email address and a password. This creates an AT&T account, allowing you to log in to the account later to make changes or view your usage statistics.

Recurring Domestic Plan Options

This allows you to choose the type of plan you want to use.

Rates and other details of AT&T’s plans are subject to change, so consult with AT&T for applicable details and requirements.

Payment & Billing Information

Complete this section with the billing information you’d like to use to pay for your Cellular Data account.

You can tap “Use a different service address” if you’re billing address is a P.O. Box or Rural Route, and enter an alternate address for your service address:

Note: You cannot use a P.O. Box or Rural Route for the service address. AT&T requires that you use a street address for the service address. Please see this document from AT&T for more information.

3. The Terms of Service agreement loads. Take a minute to read this agreement. Tap Agree to continue.

Cellular Data terms of service

4. The Payment Summary loads. This shows you a summary of the account and plan you have selected:

Payment Summary

Note: You can also add an International data plan on this screen by tapping Add International Data, or you can access your account later to manage your plan options. If you need to use your iPad internationally, you must sign up for the international data plan while in the United States.

5. Tap Submit to complete the creation of your Cellular Data account. The Congratulations screen loads. This lets you know that your account has been created, and that AT&T is activating your iPad. Tap OK to finish and return to the Settings screen of your iPad Wi-Fi + 3G.

Congratulations

Your iPad will notify you when your Cellular Data connection has been activated:
Data Plan Activated

While waiting for this activation, you can use your iPad Wi-Fi + 3G on Wi-Fi.

 

Follow these steps to set up your new Verizon Data account:

1. Tap Settings > Cellular Data > View Account:

Cellular Data settings

2. The Cellular Data Account management window appears. Enter information or select an option in the following sections and tap Next:

Cellular Data account

User information

Enter your first and last name and your phone number.

Log-in information

Enter and verify an email address and a password. This creates a Verizon account, allowing you to log in to the account later to make changes or view your usage statistics.

Recurring domestic plan options

This allows you to choose the size of the plan you want to use.

Rates and other details of Verizon’s plans are subject to change, so consult with Verizon for applicable details and requirements.

Payment and billing information

Complete this section with the billing information you’d like to use to pay for your Cellular Data account.

3. The Terms of Service agreement loads. Take a moment to read this agreement. Tap Agree to continue.

Payment Summary

4. The Payment Summary screen appears. This shows you a summary of the account and plan you have selected. Tap Submit to complete the creation of your Cellular Data account.

Congratulations

5. The Congratulations screen appears. This lets you know that your account has been created, and that Verizon Wireless is activating your iPad. Tap OK to finish and return to the Settings screen.

6. Your iPad will notify you when your Cellular Data connection has been activated:

Data Plan Activated

While waiting for this activation, you can use your iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G on Wi-Fi.




2 comments
dremora
dremora

Thanks a lot for compiling this guide, I am sure this is a very useful piece of information for everybody.  The screenshots make it really easy to understand. I just took a printout of this, in case I need it sometime in the future.

bledred
bledred

This is a very helpful guide for people who have no idea about what do do with their device. I forwarded this link to my uncle, and he found it immensely useful. At the same time, it saved me the trouble of explaining it to him myself!